Update: Publisher Microïds has confirmed that Flashback is indeed coming in June. Here's the info:
Microïds and Paul Cuisset are pleased to announce that Flashback, the classic action-adventure game consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time, will be available on Nintendo Switch starting June 7th, 2018. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Super Nintendo version of game, Microïds is releasing a Collector's Edition (in Europe and Australia), which includes the game in physical edition, a retro cartridge style metal case, an exclusive numbered metal card, a 24-page retro-style instruction booklet, the digital soundtrack (remastered version). Pre-orders are now open!
Flashback the story:
2142. After fleeing from a space ship, but stripped of all memory, the young scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnapers are snapping at his heels, and he has to find a way back to Earth while warding off the dangers that beset him and unravelling a fiendish extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet…
In the Nintendo Switch version of Flashback, players will be able to choose between the original 1993 gaming experience and Modern mode, which contains:
+ Post-FX graphic filters,
+ Completely remastered sound and music
+ A brand new "Rewind" function, variable according to the level of difficulty
+ Tutorials for those who need a boost!
Flashback will be available from June 7th, 2018 on the Nintendo E-shop and in retail with the 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition. The game is entirely subtitled in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and is rated PEGI 12.
However, if a listing on Amazon Germany is to be believed, we're to be getting the 25th Anniversary edition instead - or perhaps as well as - the 2013 remake. This may be for the best, as the Remastered edition of the game was met with a distinctly lukewarm critical response at launch.
The Amazon listing shows a rather snazzy 25th Anniversary collector's edition, which will retail for €39.99 (that's about £35), and includes a soundtrack, a collector's guide and an awesome case shaped like a cartridge. It's also got a release date of 7th June. It looks pretty legit, and a great way to belatedly celebrate the game's quarter-century anniversary.
We've reached out to publisher Microïds about this new release and Flashback: Remastered, and will update this story when we have some solid intel.
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